Confused about a Benjamin Moore color!
susura
June 17, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Did Benjamin Moore significantly change the color they call Scandinavian Blue? All the non-BM-provided photos I can find of it, here on houzz and elsewhere, show it as a pure electric cobalt blue. Example: Front Exterior

But BM's website and their paint-a-room simulator show it as a deep purplish blue, with significantly more red than in any of the non-BM pics I've found: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/scandinavianblue

It's no issue with my monitor, because for all the other BM colors I've considered -- including lots of other highly-saturated dark purples and blues -- the real-world pics I've found on the web look the same as on BM's website. But Scandinavian Blue (the purple color on BM's website, not the blue color in the non-BM pics) is my top favorite, so I want to figure this out! Thanks for any insights!
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Angel18432
You can't tell a color by looking on a monitor. Also lighting makes a huge difference.
Go to store and get a sample.
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Leslie Brooks
I had a torquoise come out as a hideous shade of baby blue. The color formula was wrong. We ended up custom mixing the paint to get the color right. Blues are a difficult shade to work with sometimes.
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susura
Thank you - my question was about how Scandinavian Blue looks extremely different whereas other very similar colors (even the ones directly next to it in the color charts) all look as I would expect. I'll ask at a BM store.
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hayleydaniels
I agree with you completely.

Maybe the person answering the question was wrong. I would look for the color I wanted instead of trying to figure out why the colors are different.
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